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T he C oquille H erald
•JThe Herald, the old estab
lished reliable newspaper of
the Coquille V alley in which
an “ ad” always brings results.
V O L . 32,
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1914.
N O . 28
CITYDIRECTORY FROM THF NATIONAL CAPITAL
Fraternal and Benevolent Orders
V A M — Reaular meeting of
Chadwick Lodge No. 68 A. F. & A.
M «on ic Hall, «very Ramrda,
Events o f Interest Reported
For The Herald
(By J. E. Jones)
R - H. M ast , Secretary.
r \ fi. S.— Regular melting of Beulah
( J . Chanter No. fl. second and fourth
Friday eveninge of each month, in Ma-
•°niC H*M ahy A . P ikbck , W . M .
A nna L awbknck Sec.,
O. O. F .— Coquille Lodge No. 53,1. O.
. O. F ., meetB every Saturday uiglit
n Odd Fellows Hall.
O. H . C lkavks , N. U .
J. 8. L awbknck , 8ec.
AMI E R K B E K AlT L O IiG E . No. 20'
I. o . O. F „ meets every second and
fourth Wednesday nights in Odd Fellows
E mily H ekbiy , w . U,
A nnik L awbknck , Sec.
/'A O Q U IL L e T ENCAM PM ENT, No. 25
O 1. O. O. F., meets the first and third
Thursday nights in Odd Fellows Hall.
J. 8 . H abton , C. ? .
J. 8 .L awbknck , Sec.
OF P YTH IA H .-Lycurgus
Lodge No. 72, meets Tuesday nights
in \V. O. W . Hall.
R. R. W atson , K R . b .
O. A . M intonyk , C. C.
n Y T H l A N SISTERS—Justus Temple
1 No. 35, meets first and Third Mon
day nights in W . O. W . Hall.
Mss. Gannas D avis , M. E C.
M rs . F red L inegar , K. 0 »
Coauille Tribe No. 46, 1.
R ED O. R. M E M N „ — meets
every Friday niglit
in W . 0 . W . Hall.
J. 8. B abton , Sachem.
A . P. M illkb , C. of R.
. A. -Regular meetings of Bea-
M . W ver
Camp No. 10.550 in M . W . A.
Hall, Front streer, firBt and third Sat
urdays in each month.
C. D. H udson , Consul.
L l H . I bvink , Clerk.
N. A .— Regular meeting of Laurel
. Camp No. 2972 at M. W . A . Hall,
Front street, second and fourth Tues
day nighlB in each month.
M aby K kbn , Oracle.
E dna K kllky , Rec.
W .— Myrtle Camp No.
W . O. meets
every Wednesday at
EXECUTIVE TRAVELING BUGS
When former Presidents Roose
velt and Taft were In the White
House they educated the American
people toexpect them to” get around
and call” every year or two. Both
men— and especially Mr. Taft, had
a fondness for making “ swings
around the circle.”
T b t advisers
of President Wilson have been try
ing for more than a year to get him
to go to Panama, and now they in
sist that he should go to Alaska, or
at the very least make a trip across
the country to meet the millions oi
"original Wilson men,” and the
rest of the voters, and explain face
to face the accomplishments of the
Administration President Wilson
is eutirely unlike his predecessors,
inasmuch as he does not care to
tiavei very much. A s a platform
speaker he is one of the best that
the countri has produced in recent
years, and those who have cast
their fortunes with him are most
anxious to have him go out into
the byways and hedges, and im
press his personality upon the mass
es. The President may decide to
take a trip during the summer and
fall, but it is safe to say that it will
not be because of his personal in
clination, inasmuch as it has been
clearly pointed out that he prefers
the comforts of the White House,
aad likes nothing better than to
to stay there and stick to his job.
PAINLESS TRUST BUSTING
p. m. at W . O. W . Hall.
Lee Currie, C. C.
J ohn L knkvk , Sec.
Attorney General McReynolds
is the greatest fixer that ever was
VEN1NGTIDE CIRCLE No. 214, called to the job. He does not wait
meets second and fourth Monday for new laws or the enforcement of
nigbte in W . O. W . Hall.
old one, to adjust matters with the
O ba X . M acby , G. N.
M aby A. P ikbck , Clerk.
trusts. One by one the offenders
ARM ERS UNION.— Regular meet- in big business are called in, and
ings second and fourth Saturdays in
McReynolds “ fixes up” with them.
each month in W . O. W . Hall.
F bank B urkholdkb , Pres.
His latest accomplishment has been
0 . A. M intonyk , Sec.
in reaching an agreement for the
r a t e r n a l a i d No. 398, meetB the dissolution of the New Havea rail
eecond and fourth Thursdaye each road.
The McReynolds way ap
month at W. O. W , Hall,
M rs . C has . E vland , Pres.
pears to be painless, but many
M b ». L ora H arrington , Sec.
question whether the process of
Educational Organizations and Clubs surgery will prove accurate and
definite, and there are plenty of
u q u i l l e
e d u c a t i o n a l
LE A G U E — Meets monthly at the fears expressed that the trusts that
High School Building during the school are “ busted” may quietly work in
year for the purpose ol discussing edu
a joker in their dissolution or read
K kna A ndkbbon , Pres.
since the plans of meeting
E dna M inabu , Sec.
the government demands are to re
O K E EL KLUB— A business men’s
social organization. Halt in Laird’ s main in their hands.
building, Second street.
A. J. S hkrwood . Pres.
F rkd S laolk , Sec.
c L U b j . e . norion
J, C. S atagk , Secretary
o m m e r c ia l
R A lN S —Leave, south bound 9 .00 a.
m. and 3:00 p. m. North bound
iU:40 a. m. and 4:40 p. m.
Six boats plying on the Co
quille river afford ample accommo
dation lor carrying freight and p.ieeen
gers to Bandon and way points. Boats
leave at 7:30, 8:30, 9:20 and 9:30 a. m.
and at 1 :00, 3 :30 and 4 :4o p. ir-________
G E — J. L. Laird, proprietor.
S TA parts
5 :3 0 p. m. lor Rose burg
Myrtle Point,carrving the United States
mail and pasengers.
tt I o STOFFICE.— A . F. Linegar, post-
x master. The mails close as follows:
Myrtle Point 8:40 a. m. and 2:35 p. m.
Marshfield 10:15 a. m. and 4:15 p. in.
Bandon and way points, Norway and
Arago 12:45 p. m. Eastern mail 4:45
a. m. Eastern mail arrives 10: a. m.
City and County Officers
Mayor......... - ........ - ............ A. T. Morrison
Recorder............- ............. J. 8. Lawrence
Treasurer................- ............... 'K. H. Mast
- ...........L. A. Liljeqvist
Enginee**.........................P. M. llall-Lewis
Marshal............................ C. A. Evernden
Night Marshal......................John Hurley
Water Superintendent 8. V. Epperson
Fire Chie:.......................... Walter Oerding
Conncilmen—D. D. Pierce, C. T. Hkeels
W . C. Laird, G. O. Leach, W . II. Ly
ons, I,eo J. Cary. Regular meetings
first and third Mondays each month.
Justice of the Peace...... J. J. Stanley
Constable........................... Ned C. Kelley
LOOKS LIKE A SCRAP
While leading Democrats of the
House, including the "big three” —
Speaker Clark, Leader Underwood
and Representative Kitchin, have
expressed disapproval of the position
of President Wilson in reversing the
Baltimore platform in reference to
canal tolls; the White House has
taken careful note of the divided
condition among Democrats in the
House, with the result that it is
said that Mr. Wilson will pull a
tighter rein in forcing his position
than he has has heretofore assumed
in reference to previous matters
And so the country may be shown
whether the Democartic platform
or the President ot the United
States is the real matter of the job.
For almost a year there has been
placid harmony among Republican
and Demoirative members of Con
gress, and now the mathematicians
of the two parties have it figured
out that theie are sixty-seven Dem
ocrats in the House who were elect
ed by a minority vote in November
1912,coming from districts normally
The discovery has
been made that if the Republicans
and Progressives can keep out of
each others hair that they have a
fighting chance in seventy-four Con
gressional districts, and if they
could win all these they would
have control of the House. While
Colonel Roosevelt is in South Amer
ica the gt nlleraen in Washington
are trying to figure this thing out.
County Judge.......................John T. Hall
Commissioners— W . T. Dement, Geo. J.
Clerk...................... - ......... James Watson
Sheriff........................................W . W . Gage
Treasurer.......................T. M. Dimmick
Assessor..................................... T. J. Thrift
Raymond E. Baker
Surveyor.................... - ......... A . N. Gould
Coroner.................................F. F.. Wilson
Health Officer.............. Dr. Walter Culin ; PARCEL POST TO REPLACE MIDDLE
Societies will get the very best
PR IN T IN G
at the office of Coquille Herald
by which the postmasters are di
rected to receive names of persons
that are willing to supply (arm
produce in retail quantities bv par
cel post shipments. The city con
sumer is given the names of the
farmers, and he is enabled to place
his orders for butter and eggs and
other (arm produce, which will be
delivered by the postman at bis
The Postmaster General
predicts that the trial will prove
a success, and result in enabling
the people of the country “ to enjoy
the potent beuefits of the parcel
post.” Mr. Burleson add that “ no
one has ever questioned the possibil
ity oi reducing the cost ot living by
establishing direct relations between
the home consumer and the origi
nal producer.” It Is the purpose of
the Postoffice Department to make
the postoffice the direct agency be
tween the individual producer and
the individual consumer.
“ middleman” is to be eliminated;
and this, says the Postoffice Depart
ment, will result in a reduction of
the cost of living
TO SOLVE MUNICIPAL PROBLEMS
University of Oregon Offers Expert Assistance to Commu
nities Dealing with Questions of Administration
In order to assist and serve the societies such as commercial clubs,
communities of the state in their improvement associations, welfare
expanding and developing life, the leagues, health societies, women’s
University ol Oregon has estab clubs etc , in working out plans for
lished a department which has for social betterment programs; and
its purpose the accumulation of in with county superintendents and
formation on topics which concern county school boards with speciall
the geueral welfare, and the distri reference to the finances of rura
bution of this data by means of schools.
No more useful method of pre
package libraries, and specially pre
pared reports, among interested senting ideas has been invented
than the exhibit, olien in connec
Busy officials ofteu do not have tion with a series of lectures to
time to keep up with the latest de arouse interest and co-operation.
velopments in the fields of public Any municipality in the state that
accounting, city planning, govern is interested in this method of pre
ment organization, such as the com senting community needs should
mission government or city manage consult with the extention Depart
ment plan and the treatment of de ment of the University.
This department stands ready to
fective and delinquent claases. This
department plans to collect the re tell you what has been done else
sults ot the experience of other cities where and what may be done in
UNCLE SAM IS A POOR BANKER
and communities throughout the your community. It wishes to be
The government has been experi country and make all this informa useful in the service ol the com
menting with Postal Savings Banks tion available for those who wish munities of the state
for three and a half years and the to know what is the best thought communities are becoming conscious
of needs not met, ot opportunities
results are purely negative. At the on their respective problems.
end of the last fiscal year, June 30,
Mere specifically, the department neglected. As soon as this con
1913, the total deposits throughout aims to do the following for the sciousness exists, a new responsi
bility rests upon the community.
the country amounted to $34,818,- communities of Oregon:
870. standing to the credit of 331,
1 To provide expert information It is not a question of whether our
006 depositors. It takes about two on the problems which are arising schools are as efficiently conducted
of the big savings banks of New iu connection .with municipal ad or our streets as clean as iu other
York City to equal the total num ministration, as tor example, the cities, but it is a question ot
ber of depositors that are found in prablems connected with street pav whether our schools and streets and
the government banks, but as ing, street lighting, sewer construc city administrations are the best
against the total amount of deposit tion, and sewage disposal, park ad we can have.
in government banks, the Bowery ministration, police and fire pro
The Extension Department is
Savings bank of New York is carry tection, water supply systems, and peculiarly well fitted this year to
ing more than $100,000,000 of de questions connected with the oper co-operate with the towns ol the
posits; and there are three other ation or regulation of public utili state in this work, either by corres
New York institutious in the same ties.
pondence, lectures or petsonal con
ferences, as it now has upon Its
2 To assist and direct by corres
Means of remedying this situation pondence and personal conferences, regular Extension faculty Professor
have been urged upon Congress, communities which desire social D. C. Sowers, who has specialized
and the substance of the recommen surveys made, either of all the activ along the lines of Political and
dations are to the effect that the ities of the communtles, or any Social Science at Columbia Univer
lid be raised on the restrictions as special phase ol its lile. Never sity, New York, and has for some
to the amount that may be deposit before have men and women been time been connected with the Train
ed in a government bank.
so conscious of the need ot knowing ing School for Public Service,
The results so far seem to clearly the facts about their communities. which is conducted by the Bureau
prove that the people oi the country All real constructive work must of Municipal Research.
coming to Oregon he had practical
are not as much afraid of private start with a fact basis.
experience in various city depart
banks as has been generally sup
3 To co-operats with boards of
ments of New York City and partic
posed, and are willing to place their
county commissioners, city officials,
ipated by co-operating with govern
risks with the private institution in
health officers, superintendents of
mental officials in the preparation of
preference to the government itself
workhouses, county and state asy
because of the larger rate of interest
the present budget which was voted
lums, supervisors of the poor, so
on October 31, and carried approp
paid by privately owned banks.
that the best information and best
riations amounting to neatly $200,
FOREIGN POLICY IS NOT KNOWN
way of conducting the public busi
He is thus especially
Dimissing the proposed inquiry ness may be placed at the disposal
well fitted to give advice and sug-
into the indiscreet speech of Ameri of every public official.
suggestions dealing with the finan
can Ambassador Page in London,
4 To co-operate with county cial operation of cities, and to advise
Speaker Clark told “ his boys” in
and city treasurers and auditors, with local officials regarding the
Congress that their resolution to
and other financial officials, and to installation of up to date accounting
ask the State Department to define
give advice regarding the installa systems and modern methods of
its foreign policy was not privileged
tion of up to date methods of con business procedure.
inasmuch as it called for "opinions
trolling receipts and disbursements,
Any community interested in
and conclusions.” Thai there are
and modern practices connected these opportunities, should address
no absolutely settled policies in ref-;
with auditing vouchers, purchasing the Municipal Reference Bureau,
erence to foreign matters is clearly
supplies and letting contracts.
University Extension Department,
stated by Mr. Clark.
" I don’t know,"said the Speaker
“ whether the State Department
knows its own policy is or not, or
whether it knows what its policy
will be tomorrow or next year or
fifty years from now
Certainly a Hayward Expects Some of Foundation Laid by a Hard
statement on this point could be no
Them at U . o f O .
more than an opinion.”
COOS HAS GOOD ATHLETES BAR ASS’N CONSCIENCE FUND
FREIGHT RATE HEARINGS
University of Oregon, Eugene,
The Senate has adopted a resolu March 3 1—“ Some likely men are
tion urged by Senator La Follette ' coming to the University next fall
calling upon the interstate com from Coos County,” said William
merce commission to print a record Hayward, athletic instructor at the
of all hearings of the proposed rate State University, who is back from
increase. The railroads insist that a hard trip that took in Marshfield,
they must have increased rates to ¡North Bend, Coquille, Bandon and
enable them to properly finance Myrtle Point. "Where many Coos
themselves and do business, and | Bay men have gone to Berkeley or
they have made their case so strong I Stanford ia former years, more are
that even the most hitter critics of now turned to Oregon by the in-
railroad management are cautiously ! creased facilities,” he says.
studying the question to determine
In the five Coos county cities. Mr.
just when they should “ let up” on | Hayward spoke before 1,200 people,
the railroads. .Senator La Follette | principally high school students,
declares that the rate investigation and came back with a high opinion
is the greatest work the commis of the Coos country. He used mov
sion has ever done.
ing pictures to show proper “ form”
In athletic events, and gave boys at
A TRUST-BUSTER BILL
each high school some practical in
Representative Campbell of Kan
sas has a bill that will be a body- struction. The trip was part of the
Flxtension Division work of the
blow to trusts. He proposes that
all patents and copyrights controll University.
ed by so-called trusts shall be for
Recorder Lawrence is giving no
There has been no order of the feited.
tice of the caucus to be held April
Postmaster General of broader
moment than the experimental plan
Trespass notices printed on cloth 23 rd, for the nomination of candi-
that will be tried in a number of j and worded in keeping with law, datea for the offices of mayor, re
corder and three councilmen.
offices that have been designated, for sale at the Herald office.
The Coos County Bar Associa
tion has the foundation for a con
science fund— if the nucleus can be
protected from the onslaughts of
the numerous claimants. J. J. Stan
ley received last week a letter and
remittance from a prominent banker
and lawyer of Marshfield who had a
hazy recollection ot having borrowed
a dollar of somebody whose identity
be could not recall with the sugges
tion that the money he placed in
the treasury of the Bar Association,
which Mr. Stanley claims to have
done, although he has shown no
receipt to the Herald. The letter
is given below.
Mr. J. J. Stanley
Treas. Coos County Bar Ass n
Coquille City, Oregon.
At the last annual
meeting of the Coos County Bar As
sociation, I borrowed One Dollar
from some member of tbe associa
tion, at the banquet and presume it
is on account of the quality of the
grape juice which I imb bed that I
am uuable to remerober.who the un.
sophiaticated brother was wno lent
i j jo b Printing— N ew presses
new material and experienced
workmen. A guarantee that
Herald printing will please
PER YEAR $1.50
me the money.
I have asked a great majority of
the mem era ol the Bar Aes ,oi»tiou
if they can remember anything
1 bout it and *.iost of them hive a
luzy idea thut something of the
kind ooeured, but cannot remember
• he details.
I have woiiiud so much about
this that I have concluded to pass
the One Dollar over to you and
would ask you to place the same on
tile in the archives of the Society
and any une coming forth and utter
ing proof and details of (he claim
can have same, otherwise after the
Society has had the same iu their
possession until the statue of limita
tion has run shall retain it as part
of the funds of the organization
and should use it for building a
concrete court house or a bronze
stone front building for future
meetings of the Society.
J. W. Bennett
NOTES ON TUE PHOTOPLAYS
Interest to Those W h o
Patronize the Movies
In naming over the bunch of
charming young leading ladies who
appear in the Vitagrapb pictures, a
couple of weeks ago, it was by an
oversight that the name of one of
the most popular of them all was
omitted. Lillian Walker is always
a pure delight when she appears In
a comedy, and when her sunny and
entirely natural smile brings those
two deep and fetching dimples into
action she is irresistible.
the past few weeks she has appeared
four or five times with Jobu Bunny
ot Wallie Van, or both, and the
pictures have been a treat for the
patrons of the Scenic.
Another Vitagraph actor whom
we are always glad to see is Van
In “ Officer John
CURRY COUNTY CULUNGS
Donavau," shown at the Scenic
Friday night, he was not only the
(From the Port Orford Tribune)
director and one of the authors, but
It is reported that S. P . Pietce has
he played the title role. With Nor
entered the race for the Republican
ma Talmadge, Kate Price and Leo
nomination as Joint Representative.
Delaney in the cast, it was one of
The first fresh butter of the sea
son to appear on the Port Orford
G. J. Lemanski, moving picture
market was brought in from the
impressario for the independent
Barrett farm on Elk river last week. houses of the county, put one over
A . F. Gardner, who in company on the people of Coquille last
with Elmer Miller and Bert Tolman, Wednesday night, and he should
is starting up the Burbott mill at receive the full appreciation of every
Gold Beach, was struck by a flying one who was sold, sickened and
limb while felling a tree last week soured by a stupid piece of careless
and his skull fractured. He will ness or mere inexcusable ignorance.
recover from the accident.
The photoplay, “ Sapho,” was a
E. J. Loney returned Monday great picture
The acting was
from a visit to Coos county, and good, the photography was good,
says that Mrs. Loney, who a few no expense had been spared in the
days ago underwent a serious oper matter of costume and scenery, and
ation at tbe Emergency hospital in Daudet’s great story was presented
Bandon, is getting along nicely. in a way that would have furnished
While in Coos Mr. Loney received a tare treat in the way of a picture.
much encouragement over his can A crowded house turned out to see
didacy for Joint Representative.
— and those who were there know
Robt. McKenzie will install an what they got. There were six
improved milkiug machiue on his reels of the picture. They were
Elk river dairy farm this spring. A run in about this order: the first
similar machine was given s thor and last reels were shown in their
ough test against hand work at tbe proper places, the rest were mixed
Star ranch last season and it is in a way that not only destroyed all
claimed that the machine cows did semblance of an intelligent story
fully as well as tbe others. Owing but confused and disgusted every
to the difficulty of securing milkers person who had turned out to see
who can be depended upon, Mr. the picture. The reel which was
McKenzie will go out of the dairy run second was one of those show
business if the machine does not ing the later part of the story; the
one that should have come second
prove a success.
Several real estate changes have was shown after two others that
taken place in this vicinity since should have come later had been
our last issue, which, coming so run. It is the writer’s impression
early in the season, indicates that that the reel shown second was tbe
there will be considerable doing in fourth; that No. 3 came in its prop
this line during the summer months. er place: that No. 2 was then shown;
But every one was
L. Knapp closed the deal Monday then 5 and 6.
that makes him the owner of the J. too badly confused and exasperated
W. Curry place at the mouth of Elk to keep a clear diagram of the m ix
river, and this, together with the ture. As to who was responsible
Bond place which it joins, gives for the trouble, we are informed
Mr. Knapp a farm of considerably that the operators of the Grand ran
over a thousand acres. D. A. Irick, the reels in the order directed by
As he had been
a late arrival to this section, has Mr. Lemanski
in the other
bought the J. W . Prock place on
Sixes, and will make his home there towns of the county, they naturally
in the future. Chas. E. Whitworth supposed that he knew how they
bought a ten acre tract near Silver should be run, and when the lact
Butte last week from J. W. Hurst, developed that there had been a
which he will improve.
Several mix-up it seemed to be too late.
town lots have also changed bauds, They probably will not be caught
and altogether the business outlook again in the same way.
Owing to the fact that many deaf
for the coming summer is good.
lip readers have complained that at
(Gold Beach Globe)
times motion-picture actors forget
A petition is now in circulation in tbe excitement of producing a
and being Ireely signed asking for
1 picture to be careful in the choice
the pardon of Samuel Russell.
of their language, Dotioes have been
Geo. L- Mayer who was brought
here from Bandon under arrest by posted in all tbe studios controlled
Sheriff Bailey Tuesday evening, by the Mutual Film Corporation
waived examination Thursday and warning too realistic actors from
is held in the County Jail in default saying “Gol ding it” and “gosh darn
of five hundred dollars bail.
it all in moments of stress and ex
Owing to the heavy wind blow
ing down some flume, the Allen- citement.
Williamson beach mining plant is
not running at the present time,
but will start up as soon as weather
conditions will permit.
Socialists Heard From
Tbe Socialist Party organization
planned to place several measures
That’s the Girl!
conforming with the principles of
Socialism on the ballot for the 1914
"Just a bit coy about it; sort of
gently make him desist,” snid ffarry election. The Legislative Commit
Pollard, who produces the Beauty tee summed up tbe cost and it ia re
brand of Mutual Movies, to an ac ported they will urge tbe repeal of
tress whom he was rehearsing in a the initiative and referendum law
and to that end will direct their rn
After another futile attempt to
to tbe passing of the Propor
have the actress appear coy, Pollard
“ He is trying to kiss you. which it is believed will be sn easi
Haven t you ever tried to stop some er method of establishing Socialism
young man from kissing yon?”
since five or six intelligent Socialist
“ No,” came the shy reply from
the maiden,and all tbe other players Legislators could accomplish the
had sudden attacks of heart trouble. I deed iD a more satisfactory manner.